The lawsuit this time is accusing the pope himself of wrongdoing. A federal suit, filed on Thursday in Milwaukee, alleges that Pope Benedict XVI and senior Vatican officials covered up allegations that a Wisconsin priest molested at least 200 children at a school for the deaf in suburban Milwaukee.

The lawsuit contends that the Rev. Lawrence Murphy, while teaching at St. John’s School for the Deaf from 1950 to 1974, sexually abused about 200 boys at the school. The alleged abuse included incidents in the confessional, where Murphy allegedly solicited sex from the students. Murphy died in 1998.

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